Aug 30, 2009 - 3:34 am
My husband was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer. He started chemo (BEP) on Monday August 24th (the big week, 5 straight day of chemo). Days 1-3 went pretty well, but as days 4-5 approached he started getting heart burn, hiccups and was burping alot. Now that the weekend has started he has nausea and is vomiting and he feels just aweful. I know this is commom with chemo but he is having trouble keeping stuff down. They gave him Compezine to take at home but he is not keeping that down either.
Although I am watching him closely to make sure he does not dehydrate I am seeking more information so I can at least make him more comfortable. What were your experiences with nausea and BEP? Is there a light at the end of the tunnel, at least for part of the cycle? What kinds of meds did you take at home to help control the nausea? What preferences did you have for food or drink during this time?